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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se2P7hjPanE&feature=g-vrec

In some of the comments they say that he's not Gazzo, I'm not sure but if it isn't him then this guy had copied a lot of his material.
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Not Gazzo, just a copy
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Well then I think it is awful, a lot of moments he has completely copied his lines.
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Yep. He'd probably do better if he was himself, he doesn't quite feel natural, at least to me.
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I believe that is "vernon" here on the Café...

I wouldn't necessarily call him a a Gazzo copy.

Just because the guys has a table and does the cups
does not make him a copy. Sure there is seems to be
an influence, but there is also a huge influence with Billy
The Kid. Sure lay people see two guys do the cups and
they see the same thing no matter how different their
act is. But from my perspective his act is different
and is not a copy. Heavily influenced...but not a copy.

If you look at the whole act, you can see that he also
adds his own personal elements, such as the balloon swallow,
the bill change, and lines. I don't see where he
"completely copied his lines" or act.

This is Gazzo (one of my favs):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTmyKzFQQeE

If you view the two acts...there are pretty different, different
styles.

You can learn something from watching both of these videos though
about street performing; and, I"d focus on that instead of
finding "copies".
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On 2012-09-15 01:38, Hugh Entwistle wrote:
Well then I think it is awful, a lot of moments he has completely copied his lines.


Well perhaps, since you have singled out another performer (who has posted very constructively on this forum) you could give us an example of YOU, yourself, performing something that meets your criteria.

I have a feeling you can't.

Nelson
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On 2012-09-15 06:38, solrak29 wrote:
I believe that is "vernon" here on the Café...

I wouldn't necessarily call him a a Gazzo copy.

Just because the guys has a table and does the cups
does not make him a copy. Sure there is seems to be
an influence, but there is also a huge influence with Billy
The Kid. Sure lay people see two guys do the cups and
they see the same thing no matter how different their
act is. But from my perspective his act is different
and is not a copy. Heavily influenced...but not a copy.

If you look at the whole act, you can see that he also
adds his own personal elements, such as the balloon swallow,
the bill change, and lines. I don't see where he
"completely copied his lines" or act.

This is Gazzo (one of my favs):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTmyKzFQQeE

If you view the two acts...there are pretty different, different
styles.

You can learn something from watching both of these videos though
about street performing; and, I"d focus on that instead of
finding "copies".


You hit the nail on the head! James is one of them street performers who will always be routing for you!
He is a top guy, knowing James what you see is what you get a rough diamond but a diamond none the less.

He is a very strong performer more importantly, with heart full of good intent James you can trust %100!
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Yeah, fair enough. I watched it again and you make a good point. It's my fault, and in retrospect I think what threw me off was how much he LOOKS like Gazzo. My apologies.
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I thought he as great! Easy to throw stones I guess...
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There are many people doing Gazzo's act, some are unbearable to watch, James James here says himself he is doing Gazzo's act yet blatantly isn't, he has completely made it his own and is fantastic to watch even on video. I hope to see the Tartan Trickster live sometime soon and shake his hand. Along with Nick Nicholas, one of my absolute favorites to watch.
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On 2012-09-15 12:24, Stperformer wrote:
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On 2012-09-15 01:38, Hugh Entwistle wrote:
Well then I think it is awful, a lot of moments he has completely copied his lines.


Well perhaps, since you have singled out another performer (who has posted very constructively on this forum) you could give us an example of YOU, yourself, performing something that meets your criteria.

I have a feeling you can't.

Nelson


Well said, Nelson!
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James has been one of the best parts of coming to this forum for the past 8 years. He is nothing short of a great guy in my book.
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Other than being British and doing the cups, no real resemblance to Gazzo at all. Good at his own act, though. Go James!
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I think James will be the first to state that he studied the routine that he learned direct from Gazzo, I think he does the routine very well and that it works well for him. On a personal note, you wont find a nicer, more helpful REAL WORKER. He is passionate and knows his stuff and is always willing to help anyone out.
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On 2012-09-16 04:46, TheTableTopTrixta wrote:
I think James will be the first to state that he studied the routine that he learned direct from Gazzo, I think he does the routine very well and that it works well for him. On a personal note, you wont find a nicer, more helpful REAL WORKER. He is passionate and knows his stuff and is always willing to help anyone out.


James is actually performing in Malaysia now. I have met up with him a few times, and agree with TheTableTopTrixta.
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Gazzo does a terrific job of humiliating kids.
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Sheesh...
Been away from here for a few months. Wow!!!

Didn't know this thread was here. Thanks to a whole bunch of you for your very kind words. It is appreciated.

For those who may be unaware...

I did a master class/ lecture by Gazzo. He was the best teacher I have ever had in learning a routine. Not learning a 'trick' but learning fully, a routine.

Due to his teaching, I got better a hell of a lot quicker on the streets. He taught so well, imparted gold advice, and was gacious and giving.

I have been able to earn the majority of my income by shoving oranges under cups, melons under hats, and travel the world.

I do owe a big debt of gratitude to him and others I have met along the way for kind constructive advice, as well as criticism.

Because of what I have learned and use, my standup shows (sans cups) are way better. The streets have givens more confidence and ability to work a room.

Granted, a lot of the show is still Gazzo, even after all these years, there are some bits that are mine, but also, stuff borne of the streets and stock lines ( they become stock, because someone somewhere stole it from someone else).

Will I ever reach any higher echelons in doing the cups as I do.

A RESOUNDING NO.

Is that my goal. NO

I find I'm not as creative as some, people who I respect, and do wish it otherwise, but at times I'm too busy out there earning money to put on the table.

I am however still working on MagicNews TeleVision and being inalaysia till end November, I am finding time to collate material, interviews and dynamic.

That will be my main push, as well as hitting the bricks. That's where my real energies lay, in getting out a quality web based TV show, being prolific and consistent. To date I haven been, but am trying harder.

Thanks again for all the kind words here, and to the naysayers, I understand.

I do resemble Gazzo slightly physically, and yes I did learn from him, and fully appreciate my space in all of it.

Live and love...

JJ
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Oh and for those of you who may know Kino, from London... He told or taught me of 'The Power Lift'.

A way of being sure fire in getting that orange into the cup ubsean, without dropping said cup too low into the pouch..
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JJ a legend and a gentleman in his own rights! keep fighting the good fight brother!
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Hey TTT

Thanks,but I'm just a guy standing in the middle Ora street asking people to 'like' me... (shades of Julia Roberts in Notting Hill).

On the 'Angry Magician'video I've done a reply which the OP Luke has graciously approved.

Hope it's okay to put the link here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L4Fl0G0EiY
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